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Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete First Season

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  • Actors: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, DVD-Video, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : General Audience (G)
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: HBO Canada
  • Release Date: Jan. 13 2004
  • Run Time: 390 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 151 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0000E2PVR
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,680 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete First Season (DVD)

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Like its fellow HBO series Sex and the City, this half-hour comedy broke some TV rules and went from critics' darling to an award-winning series in three years. Curb is the brainchild of star-creator Larry David who co-created Seinfeld and was the basis for the easily rattled George Costanza (who was played by Jason Alexander). Like George, David has a tendency to speak too much, blow things out of proportion, and, most often, fail in the end (and often liking it that way). David's new show is also like his predecessor: it's about "nothing" except following the day-to-day ramblings of a sometime writer and comic (this time in L.A.). Eternal questions stemming from universal daily dilemmas are honed to perfect comedic absurdity. A notable exception is the show is only scripted by plot; much of the action is improvised. The first season starts with a one-hour mockumentary following David's return to stand-up for the first time in years; the other 10 episodes follow a more traditional sit-com setup.

David plays "himself" (as does his friend, Richard Lewis) although his manager and wife are played by comedians Jeff Garlin and Cheryl Hines. Although this first season is a comedic gem, one can't take more than an episode or two at a time--it's acidic, biting comedy. The episodes are often built like a house of cards, which the irritable David will surely collapse by the end. Like another caustic TV character, Dabney Colman's Buffalo Bill (1983-84), Larry David is not for everybody. --Doug Thomas

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Curb Your Enthusiam is by far the funniest show I have ever seen. I have never laughed so much in my life. Larry David is a comedic genious,some of the situations he gets himself into are unbelievable. Some people say it is like Seinfeld,I say its ten times better and I loved Seinfeld. Without a doubt you should buy this dvd.
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Yea it's damn funny to watch Larry David walk around LA and getting stuck in the middle of problems. But consider this, if it is $26.99 for 10 episodes that's almost $2.70 per episode. I could see spending that much for a set with lots of extras and s*** like that, but where are they? I don't see them anywhere. It is much easier and cheaper to download them online. For those out there that are die hard Curb fans this may be for you. Others I advise against buying it.
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I noticed several people gave this 1 star and found nothing funny about it. Now I can picture out of all my aquaintances who would be the ones that found nothing to laugh at. For this reason I am giving it a Six. I think about this show during the day, and find the casting inspirational. I love Jeff and Susie and Larry's wife. I have been scouring the local rental place trying to get all the episodes, as I am not a DVD purchaser. Now I must look into Larry's politics, cause I am likely the exact opposite in most regards. Very, very funny. There is nothing better than laughing.
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Curb Your Enthusiasm is easily one of the funniest shows on cable television, and this first batch of episodes is the perfect example of why it has become as popular as it is.
If you have a neurotic or paranoid friend (and most of us do), then Larry David will instantly remind you of him or her. While the George character in Seinfeld was patterned after Larry David, the funny thing here is that Larry David here is extremely successful from the hit Seinfeld TV show, so you wonder why he worries so much about things that shouldn't even matter! I guess that's what makes this show so funny.
Not only is the first season littered with some of the best episodes (Ted and Mary, Porno Gil, etc.), they also provide some of the greatest quotable lines from Larry and the rest of his supporting cast. Cheryl Hines, who plays Larry's wife, was a stroke of genius in terms of casting (the cold, hard stares she throws in Larry's direction are priceless), and Jeff's wife is a fireball of expletive poetry who could quiet Tony Soprano on his worst day.
The DVD comes with the hour-long special that preceded the actual series, so if you pick this up, be sure to watch that first, since I think that it's referenced a couple times throughout the season, althought that might've happened later in Season 2. You also get an interview between Larry David and Bob Costas, which is pretty uncomfortable at times, but provides for some decent info. Finally, there's a commentary for the first episode, which is pretty funny, but don't expect Criterion-caliber here. Larry talks on this track about as much as Robert DeNiro does on his commentary tracks: very little.
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Larry David is undoubtably brilliant. As others have mentioned concerning his sizable writing contribution on Seinfeld (and it's diminishment with his leaving that show). As for his acting talents I am not entirely convinced he should have starred in this role.
I don't have cable, so had never seen CYE on HBO; I purchased it on good advice from several friends. My experience watching the DVDs was a mixed bag. I saw strong shades of the inimitable George Costanza, who is in my humble opinion one of the greatest characters ever on television. But this show lacked Jason Alexander's delivery and frenzied struggle with the cruel tricks life can throw at you. Larry also lacks George's willingness to sink to any level to get what he wants. As Elaine said to Jerry in an episode of Seinfeld where he was slated to take a lie detector test and thought it would be easy to "beat" the machine, "Who do you think you are? Costanza?"
The "about nothing" and "comedy of coincidence" traits that made Seinfeld a classic are all here, yet somehow didn't elicit the same laughs - for me anyway. I knew it was funny, but yet it doesn't make me laugh out loud often. Perhaps Larry seems to take too much of it lying down, or it feels forced in spots. I didn't "buy it" much of the time. The fact he and his wife seem like a very unlikely pairing didn't help.
Overall it's a fun ride, but unlike "The Office" I don't feel the desire to rewatch episodes to pick up on missed subtleties. Worth a watch on the plane I think.
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This is the funniest show on television. However because of its nature, few people know about it. It is on HBO, which allows it to be as bold as it has to be, but it also reduces the number of possible viewers. The other reason is the show is built like a house of cards, that invariably comes crashing down at the end. This is not a show that you can flip on ten minutes in. Everything builds and builds until it explodes in a burst of comic delight. The final reason why this show is not as well known is that it is very 'acidic'. Larry and the cast do not pull any punches, and the situations Larry gets in are often uncomfortable, but well worth the time. As each episode progresses the mostly improvisational dialogue becomes more refined and fluid, which means the show only gets better with time.
About the DVD: The DVD is fine, it includes the "HBO Special" that inspired the series, however the audio commentary is sparse, and each episode is 1 chapter, so there is no skipping ahead in an episode, you just have to watch the whole thing.
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